The 2016 Critter Comfort Cottage competition will be held at the Florida Solar Energy Center, May 14, 2016.
The Critter Comfort Cottage (C3) competition is a real-world, engineering and communications challenge for 4th through 12 graders, which showcases energy efficient building design and construction.
The purpose of this Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition is to utilize energy-efficient and green building design and construction techniques to create the most cost-effective, comfortable “home” for a critter. The engineering, design and construction team must also create a communication and marketing component that effectively describes the features and benefits of their Comfort Cottage for the critter they have selected. A critter in this context is considered to be any living creature, such as a mammal, bird, fish, insect, arachnid, amphibian or reptile.